Frequently Asked Questions

Don’t worry! You can recall the whole transfer, recall an individual file or remove access to an individual recipient.

You have several options! There are 3 types of authentication available depending on the level of security required.

Yes! We can send transfers to recipients without any user intervention using one of our connectors.

Yes! We have a native plug-in, which supports Microsoft Outlook from 2007 onwards.

No! We do not limit the size of your file upload or restrict the file type you can send. However, a designated administrator can control the size limits and file type restrictions if required.

Yes! As an admin you can easily change the e-mail relay settings.

Yes! Our friendly support team is based in the company HQ in Bournemouth.

Yes! This is easily achievable. Feel free to pick the brains of one of our engineers.

We’re excited to announce that this functionality is on the project road map and will be available very shortly. To keep updated, why not subscribe to our news feed. Click here!


No! We don’t rely on any browser plug-ins and as such we work with all the mainstream browsers, such as Chrome, FireFox, Safari and Internet Explorer.

The MFT Web Services provides developers with the ability to integrate secure messaging capability into an existing application or website. Also, to build new applications that incorporate secure messaging functionality with an easy-to-use Restful API.

Yes! You can manage access and have full visibility of all transfers as an administrator if you have the necessary permissions. The reporting function allows quick and easy filtering on all transactions.

Data is encrypted in transit and at rest using 256-bit AES encryption.

We protect the integrity of your data during transit and at rest using the highest encryption standards.

On-premise – Somewhere secure in your network or your chosen configured cloud storage.

Cloud – We host on UK based Microsoft Azure data centers, with full redundancy and recovery offering 99.9% up-time.

Yes! There is a comprehensive audit for each action from a user or at a system level.

On-premise – Somewhere secure in your network or your chosen configured cloud storage.

Cloud – UK based Microsoft Azure data centre.

We can help you meet the DPA and GDPR by following a very strict set of rules. As standard, all of your data is encrypted during transit and at rest using 256-bit AES encryption and each transaction is fully audited to protect personal information against unauthorised access.

You may receive an email and be unsure whether it’s from AMS File Transfer. Before taking any action it’s important to ensure it’s genuine to protect yourself from phishing or malware attacks. To help here are a few guidelines to distinguish the real from the fake.

Verify the sender

Our notification email address is:, make sure the from address matches exactly. The smallest change can indicate a suspicious email, for greater detail you can also check the email header information.

Email Content

All links will direct you to your File Transfer website which starts https://* (where * is customised)

No attachments will be contained directly in the email

We will never ask you to reply to an email with usernames, passwords or other personal information

Emails are generated from templates to ensure a consistent look and feel. If the formatting has changed from previous emails then pay close attention. Note that administrators are able to legitimately update these templates.

If you don’t trust a link in an email, go directly to your MFT website and access the files


AMS Managed File Transfer is an enterprise solution and offers a high degree of customisation. The sender email address and website addresses may differ from those outlined above. If in doubt contact your trusted administrator or our support team who can help confirm this.

To send a new transfer, select My Transfers and New from the Client area.

If you have the right permissions, you will see a My File Shares menu option in the Client area. From here you will be able to create files shares or view the files and folders that have been shared with you.

The default web portal URL is but it is possible your company has its own URL. In that case, you will need to contact your system administrator or our support team to get your company’s MFT portal URL.

You can use the “Forgot Password” button on the login page to reset your password.

You account might be locked if you went over the failed login attempts limit. You will need to get in touch with your system administrator to unlock your account or wait for a certain amount of time (by default 15 minutes) for it to unlock automatically.

No, you can send transfers without any files. The requirement is that every transfer should have at least one file or a secure note. So, you can send transfers without a file but with a secure note.

No, every transfer needs an expiry date. An alternate option would be to set a very large expiry date instead.

You can view the audit for all the transfers you have sent from the Sent Items section under My Transfers. As an admin, you can view all transfer audits under the File Transfers section in the Admin area.

Yes! Our team can assist you remotely or on site with your set-up and branding design.

Yes of course! Trials are very easy to set-up. Please feel free to click the Free Trial button on our home page or give one of us a call on 01202 652070.

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